It is spring - finally - here and the Peonies explode their colors into the strong sun of spring. I wondered how bees would see that and took some shots today. To my surprise a creamy, otherwise all white Peony shows an UV pattern I haven't noticed before.
The outer petals reflect UV much stronger than the inside, thus creating some "landing spot" for their pollinators.
The synthesized bee vison version of that looks like that:
Stay tuned, more will follow on that fascinating subject...
More info on this very interesting field may be found on my site http://www.pbase.com/kds315/uv_photos